The 3,000-square-foot home at 1904 Scuttle Hole Road — a re-imagined farmhouse predating 1957 — is more than it seems, to put it lightly. It has original details, accessory structures and elaborate landscaping, and a sense of history that is immediately apparent.
“It’s definitely something you don’t see,” explained licensed real estate salesperson Thomas Davis, who is listing this unique property with Tim Davis of The Corcoran Group.“It’s interesting, it’s exciting; I think it’s a great weekend house. It’s not just a typical, wide- open, white cold house. You feel a lot of warmth in it. I think it’s a perfect time to bring a home like this to the market.”
Listed for $2.7 million, the five-bedroom, six-bath gated Bridgehampton estate opens onto a Belgian blocked courtyard that frames the entryway: a sun- filled atrium connecting what were the two original farmhouses.
“The house is not typical of what is being built today,” licensed associate real estate broker Tim Davis said. “There are some very unique features to it — and there’s also a farmhouse aesthetic, there’s a European feeling and sense to it — in a location that is conveniently close to Bridgehampton and the ocean.”
The foyer leads to a living room with an original brick fireplace, a formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and high-end appliances, and a den — which could double as a bedroom. The office features high, vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace and a full bath, which was originally used as the master suite.
The second-floor guest master suite includes a window seat and a bath with wainscoted walls, marble tub surround, an antique marble-topped vanity and a small leaded glass window — which once had a former life and purpose.
“Upstairs there is one bedroom — it almost has a loft kind of feel to it, but it is closed off,” Thomas Davis said. “It has a hayloft, one of those small windows you open up, and it has the old hook and the whole steel pulley system. So the window is 3-foot-by-3- foot, but it’s this cool original feature that it has on the side of the property.”
Rounding out the main house is a two-car garage and a guest suite — with a kitchenette, bedroom, full bath and private terrace — connected to the first farmhouse by way of the 30-foot entry foyer.
“I think it has a number of elements that are unique to the market. At the same time, I think there’s value in what’s being offered for sale,” Tim Davis said. “It’s a lot of house for a lot of land. Even though it is an acre, it’s a 1-acre lot that probably has about $1 million worth of trees on the property. It’s very well landscaped, with special and specimen plantings rivaling the Marders nursery nearby.”
From sunny lawns to beds and borders of flowering shrubs and perennials, the gardens boast hundreds of specimen plantings and trees that, in one specific area, create the perfect shady oasis overlooking the heated gunite pool, Thomas Davis said.
“The most incredible things are the weeping myrtles. They’re absolutely unbelievable,” he said. “Picture a willow tree that has a flat top to it. It almost looks like a mushroom. The owner’s used them as natural umbrellas, and has lounge chairs set up underneath them adjacent to the pool. It’s very European.”
Sitting directly alongside the pool is an enchanting, two-story stone faced pool house, straight from a fairytale — Juliet balcony and all, as well as one bedroom, one bath, a sitting room, stone terrace and patio.
“I could just move into the pool house,” Thomas Davis said. “You can actually look out of the downstairs windows just to the top layer of the pool. You can’t see under the water, but you see at eye level with the water. It’s a freeform pool with stone features at the entrance of it, so you feel like you’re walking into a creek or a river. And if you leaned over the Juliet balcony, you’d be going into the water.”
The walk to and from the pool house feels like a journey — “It’s an adventure, going through the intricate pockets of landscaping,” he said — and a welcomed one at that.
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